Seminars & Webinars

Join SDFCU in our financial education seminars and webinars as we cover a wide range of topics including; Car Buying, Thrift Savings Plans, Applying for a Mortgage, Saving for College, and more. Events are free and open to everyone.

12/07
Webinars

Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: Planning to Retire

December 07, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

This webinar provides information for holders of the Thrift Savings Plan who are preparing to retire in the near future. It covers preparation for retirement, understanding your choices after you retire and preparing for legacy.

*Register with your name, email address, and phone number. 

12/07
Webinars

10 Steps to Financial Success

December 07, 2021
1:30 p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants ways to financial control— including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.

When prompted for your organization, please key in SDFCU

 

12/08
Webinars

Using Credit Cards Wisely

December 08, 2021
11:00a.m - 12:00a.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Using credit cards in a responsible way can reflect well to lenders, open up job opportunities, help you qualify for housing and even get you better rates on insurance. It also allows for peace of mind, knowing that you can use credit cards to cover emergency costs or as a widely-accepted form of payment when you travel.

On the other hand, credit cards can also be a major temptation to spend money on items you cannot afford.

Join us for this free webinar to learn how sticking to a few guiding principles and staying vigilant can help you successfully use credit cards to achieve your dreams and get you closer to your goals.

 

12/09
Webinars

Alternative to the G Fund

December 09, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

This webinar covers 4 key points:

  1. The Objective of the G Fund
  2. Understanding the G Fund better
  3. How to best utilize the G Fund in your Thrift Saving Plan
  4. The Risks and Rewards of the G-Fund

*Register with your name, email address, and phone number. 

12/14
Webinars

Minimizing Taxes on Your Thrift Savings Plan

December 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Learn powerful ways to minimize the tax burden on your TSP

*Register with your name, email address, and phone number.

12/14
Webinars

IRA Basics

December 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

When some people think about retirement, they think about the joys of the well-deserved freedom after decades of hard work. However, for other people, these thoughts are met with trepidation and anxiety. The determining factor of which type of retiree you will be is preparation. In this workshop we will cover an important tool to preparing for retirement, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

12/15
Webinars

The Psychology of Spending

December 15, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Do you ever wonder why you left the mall with $500 worth of clothes when you were not planning to get anything or bought one pair of shoes over another? It is not just personal preference. Psychologists have found that there are several forces that govern our consumer behavior and cause us to make decisions that are not necessarily rational or in our best interest. However, understanding why we buy what we buy can help us make better decisions in the future. Why is it important to make smart spending decisions? Overspending can take away from important saving goals, like a down payment for a house, college, or retirement. Join us for this 45-minute webinar as we cover factors that commonly affect the psychology of our spending, including:

  • The Role of Advertising
  • Keeping Up With the Joneses
  • Spending Habits 
  • Impulse Buying
  • Bargain Hunting 
  • Retail Therapy
  • Money as Love
  • I’ll Worry About Tomorrow Tomorrow
12/15
Webinars

Understanding Your Thrift Savings Plan: During Service

December 15, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

This webinar provides information about the Thrift Savings Plan for people with a long term horizon to retirement. It looks at the benefits of the Thrift Savings Plan, helps you understand your fund choices and how to maximize your Thrift Savings Plan.

*Register with your name, email address and phone number.

12/16
Webinars

Building A Better Budget

December 16, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

If you are one of the many people for whom the word “budget” is the same as the word “denial,” you may be surprised to learn that the opposite is true. A well-designed budget is the best way for you to reach goals and achieve financial independence – without having to sacrifice all of life’s pleasures. 

12/16
Webinars

Banking Without a Branch for Overseas Members: Using SDFCU Technology

December 16, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

SDFCU members are empowered with global, world-class service and technologies. Learn how you can join SDFCU, access your personal education center, and manage your account from anywhere in the world. Enjoy the power of key technologies like frictionless money movement, digital wallets, eSignatures, and video conferencing, to safely spend, invest, borrow, and even finance a home via remote settlement. There is much more, so attend this webinar to learn all the ways SDFCU puts the power in its members’ hands.

12/16
Webinars

Alternative to the G Fund

December 16, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

This webinar provides information about the G Fund:

  1. Understand the G Fund better
  2. Objective of the G Fund
  3. How to best utilize the G Fund in your TSP
  4. The risks and rewards of the G Fund and the alternatives

*Register with your name, email address, and phone number. 

12/16
Webinars

10 Steps to Financial Success

December 16, 2021
8:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants ways to financial control— including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.

When prompted for your organization, please key in SDFCU

 

12/16
Webinars

IRA Basics

December 16, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

When some people think about retirement, they think about the joys of the well-deserved freedom after decades of hard work. However, for other people, these thoughts are met with trepidation and anxiety. The determining factor of which type of retiree you will be is preparation. In this workshop we will cover an important tool to preparing for retirement, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

12/20
Webinars

Invest in a Bright Future

December 20, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Webinar participants will learn about 529 plans and other options to start saving and reach your college savings goals.

12/21
Webinars

Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

December 21, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

There are many things in life that can derail even the best money management plans. A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin.

If you are in this situation, you may wonder if things can ever be the way they were before, but you can recover from a financial crisis. Participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings.

 

12/21
Webinars

Retirement Roundtable

December 21, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

This webinar presentation will offer participants an open forum discussion to educate and facilitate retirement planning.

The webinar will be limited to 10 participants.

1/11
Webinars

Are you Financially Healthy?

January 11, 2022
1:30pm - 2:30pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score. True financial health is based on four key components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. You’ll also get a chance to confidentially determine your own Financial Health Score and the steps you can take to improve that score.

While registering, please enter SDFCU as your group

1/20
Webinars

Are you Financially Healthy?

January 20, 2022
8:30pm - 9:30pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score. True financial health is based on four key components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. You’ll also get a chance to confidentially determine your own Financial Health Score and the steps you can take to improve that score.

While registering, please enter SDFCU as your group

2/08
Webinars

Saving with a Purpose

February 08, 2022
1:30pm - 2:30pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

While registering, please enter SDFCU as your group

2/17
Webinars

Saving with a Purpose

February 17, 2022
8:30pm - 9:30pm ET
Online
Free to Members and Non-Members

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

While registering, please enter SDFCU as your group